Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria

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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria Gender: M
Rudolf Franz Karl Joseph Hapsburg-Lorraine
born on 21 August 1858 at 22:15 (= 10:15 PM )
Place Laxenburg, Austria, 48n04, 16e21
Timezone LMT m16e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°27' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°42 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 29°57'

Crown Prince of Austria Rudolf


Austrian royalty, the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elizabeth. He was intelligent and charming but restless. His dad allowed him no role in public affairs and they were at odds politically. In 1881, Rudolph married Princess Stephanie, the dull daughter of the Belgian king but they seemed to lead separate lives. He had a series of mistresses, catching VD along the way.

Europe was shocked with the scandal when he committed suicide with Baroness Maria Vetsera at Mayerling 1/30/1889, 7:00 to 8:00 AM. The affair was excluded from official dossiers and all persons connected were sworn to secrecy. The body of the 18-year-old Maria was found dead in bed at Rudolph's hunting lodge at Mayerling on 1/30/1889. Newspapers wrote that the Archduke had arrived at the lodge a few minutes after 7:00 but died soon after of apoplexy and the true story only emerged years later. Apparently the lovers had died in a murder-suicide tryst.

The biography "He Did Not Die at Mayerling, the Autobiography of 'R'," written in collaboration with Henry Wysham Lanier, 1937, claims that he did not die but fled to the U.S. and became a watchmaker.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

A.J. Pearce quotes Trent "who examined the official record." (Same in Sabian Symbols No.811)

Birth town corrected from Vienna to Laxenburg on 3 Spt. 2016, with change in Ascendant sign from Gemini to Taurus.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : STD/Sexually transmitted (VD)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, politically expedient)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Royal murder-suicide)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Austria)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book